December 9, 2023

You’ve probably heard of the hot chocolate bomb, the latest hot cocoa trend, or the hot chocolate trend. These are molded shapes of chocolate (typically round) that can be filled with almost anything you want. The easiest way to make hot chocolate is to melt it in a cup of warm milk. Enjoy a warm, cozy cup of hot chocolate!

These are the best hot chocolate bombs we’ve seen this holiday season. We love to see how everyone takes the idea and makes it their own! Hot chocolate bombs are a great holiday gift idea! Get in touch with your local chocolatier. You can support small businesses by placing your order early, so you don’t get disappointed.

Kate Weiser Chocolate

Hot chocolate bombs are only complete with Carl the Snowman. He was created by Kate Weiser and first appeared on the hot chocolate bomb scene in 2014. Carl is a chocolate snowman with a full belly of drinking chocolate mix and a full head of marshmallows that melt in a cup of milk. Please read our blog post to learn more about Carl’s creation and shipping challenges. Kate’s plans for shipping and packaging Carl changed as he grew, especially since he was named one of Oprah’s favorite things! See our second blog post on Carl here.


Based in London, England, Nandy founded a chocolate and patisserie company called Niblett. Shaoni Nandy offers hot chocolate bombes in flavors like Heavenly Hazelnut Fragrant Rose, Chai Spice, and Fragrant Rose this year. You can choose from milk, dark or white chocolate shell, ground chocolate, marshmallows, or both. You can also choose from vegetarian or vegan options!

The Chocolate Lab

The Chocolate Lab is in Calgary, Alberta making snowballs! Each is filled with house-made dark chocolate and mini marshmallows wrapped in a white chocolate shell. Combining white and dark chocolate will create a rich, decadent beverage.

B Cocoa Artisan Chocolate

Brooke and her team sell hot cocoa bombs as quickly as they can! These chocolate bombs are beautiful and ideal for gift-giving. There are two flavors: Mexican Chili and Traditional Hot Chocolate. Both come with homemade vanilla bean marshmallows. Caramel Hot Chocolate is available with caramel pieces and caramelized chocolate. It sounds delicious and decadent!

Cacao and Cardamom

Annie of Cacao & Cardamom created beautiful ornaments full of delicious hot chocolate goodness! The flavors have yet to be revealed, as she only shared a glimpse on her Instagram. We are sure that more information will soon be available.

Veruca Chocolates

The glittery design of Veruca’s chocolate ornaments is just too beautiful to eat. The inside contains a mix of milk and dark chocolate. It can make 1 to 2 cups, depending on how thick your hot chocolate is.

Melt Chocolate Company

Former Royal Winnipeg Ballet dancer Amanda Green founded Winnipeg’s Melt Chocolate Company. Although they may not look like the hot chocolate bombs of this year, these spheres still make a great cup of chocolate. How cute is the snowman design? You can choose from Classic, Candy Cane, and Cinnamon Chili flavors.

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